David J. Alexander

Principal, Chicago
Phone: 312.245.7500
dalexander@masudafunai.com

David Alexander advises clients in regard to complex real estate transactions including the acquisition, disposition, financing and leasing of shopping centers, office buildings and industrial buildings throughout the United States. As an experienced real estate attorney, Mr. Alexander reviews, drafts and negotiates all manner of retail, office, and industrial real estate agreements, including, but not limited to, purchase and sale agreements, leases and financing documentation.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Alexander practiced as in-house counsel for a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) that owns and manages community retail centers in the Midwest. In this role, he advised the REIT in the purchase, sale and financing of community retail centers and office buildings throughout the Midwest. Additionally, he counseled a subsidiary property management company concerning everyday operational issues of the properties owned by the REIT, including negotiating, drafting and reviewing easement agreements, operating agreements and leases.

Mr. Alexander is a Director of the Japan America Society of Chicago, and a member of the American Bar Association, the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Urban Land Institute.

Representative Matters


  • Represented a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development assisted multi-family housing project in securing a $28 million Section 223(a)(7) HUD insured loan to refinance an existing loan, resulting in a significant annual decrease in debt service expenses.

  • Represented a Chicago area industrial real estate developer in an 8 property, $41 million, portfolio sale to a national private equity real estate firm.

  • Represented a foreign retail company in the leasing of numerous big box retail stores in connection with its U.S. expansion.

  • Represented a rolling stock manufacturer in the development of an 800,000 square foot manufacturing facility in the Chicago suburbs.

  • Represented a precision measuring tool manufacturer in the expansion of its manufacturing facility in suburban Chicago, including obtaining significant TIF funds from the local municipality.

  • Represented a real estate investment trust in the acquisition of a 140,000+ square foot, grocery anchored shopping center.

  • Represented a real estate investment trust in the acquisition of a 100,000+ square foot, international bookstore anchored shopping center.

  • Represented a real estate investment trust in the disposition of a 20+ tenant shopping center.

  • Represented a partnership in the acquisition and financing of a 60,000+ square foot community shopping center in Wisconsin for offering to persons participating in a Section 1031 tax-deferred exchange.

  • Represented an aerospace parts supplier in the acquisition of an 18,000 square foot office and warehouse facility.

  • Represented a foreign biological drug testing company in the acquisition of a 5 acre site for development of a U.S. subsidiary office and testing facility.

  • Represented an outdoor power equipment manufacturer in the acquisition of outdoor power equipment parts supplier.

  • Represented a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development assisted multi-family housing project in securing a $4.4 million Section 241(a) HUD insured loan used to make various repairs to the buildings.

Practice Areas

Education

  • IIT-Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2005
  • Eastern Illinois University, B.A., 2002

Admissions

  • Illinois

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Japan America Society of Chicago
  • Urban Land Institute

Distinctions

  • Recognized as an Emerging Lawyer, 2017